West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium

Doug Durliat, Director
Phone: (419) 995-8353
Email: durliat.d@RhodesState.edu
Office: 139 Keese Hall

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) is a recognized asset for area manufacturers to address their skill training needs and for area residents to develop their skills for employment in manufacturing. There are three levels of certification: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

The Basic Pathway is a 60-hour course that includes curriculum that provides hands-on training from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Students may take assessments in each of the four MSSC modules to earn nationally-recognized credentials: Manufacturing Production & Processes, Quality Practices & Measurement, Workplace Safety, and Maintenance Awareness. Additional hands-on exercises with continuous improvement instruments and measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and micrometers are included in the course. Students also create or upgrade their resume and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial assistance eligibility. Students who complete the Basic Pathway course are guaranteed a referral for job interview consideration with WCOMC members and receive weekly information on local job openings, job fairs, and other employment opportunities.

The WCOMC offers seven Intermediate Pathway certificates in in-demand areas of manufacturing including: 

  • Electrical
  • Environmental-Health-Safety
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Robotics
  • Operations Excellence
  • Process Operations

The Advanced Pathway is an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing discipline.

For manufacturers, membership in the WCOMC gives them access to the records of the students who successfully complete any of the three pathways, assuring a skilled employee prospect for hiring. This pool of students reduces a manufacturer’s costs associated with hiring and training workers. Rhodes State College and the WCOMC are currently partners with the Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which provides the products, services, and assistance that are dedicated to the productivity, growth, and global competitiveness of Ohio manufacturers. This partnership broadens the access of training and service programs to manufacturers in the region.

For more information, go to wcomfg.com

See www.RhodesState.edu/GainfulEmployment for additional information on certificates.

Intermediate Certificates

Electrical

AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance2
AMT 1070Basic Electricity and Electronics3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
AMT 1040Blueprint Reading and Schematics2
or MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
or EET 1120 Circuit Analysis II
EET 2200Panel Wiring and Arc Flash Safety3
EET 2030Motor Controls3
AMT 2060Controls and Instrumentation3
AMT 2970   Troubleshooting Capstone3
Total Hours32

Environmental-Health-Safety  

CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
OET 1100Operations Management3
ENV 1000 Introduction to EHS Technology3
MET 1010Blueprint Reading and Sketching3
ENV 1210Environmental Laws and Regulations3
ENV 1300OSHA Regulations and Safety3
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes3
OET 1110Introduction to Operations Excellence3
AMT 2970   Troubleshooting Capstone3
Total Hours30

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)  

CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
EET 2030Motor Controls3
AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance2
AMT 1070Basic Electricity and Electronics3
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
AMT 1040Blueprint Reading and Schematics2
or MET 1000 Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 2911Programmable Logic Controllers3
EET 2920Advanced Programmable Controllers3
EET 2530   Electronic Engineering Technology Capstone1
Total Hours30

Computer Numerical Control (CNC)  

AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance2
CET 1910OSHA 10-hr General Safety1
MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes3
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
IMT 1010Mechanical and Electrical Print Reading2
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
FMS 2110Basic Robotics and Mechatronics3
FMS 2320Manual Machining I2
FMS 2210CAM/CNC Machining I3
FMS 2130 Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics3
FMS 2220CAM/CNC Machining II3
FMS 2340Numerical Control Concepts2
Total Hours30

Robotics 

AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance2
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
AMT 1040Blueprint Reading and Schematics2
or MET 1000 Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD
AMT 1070Basic Electricity and Electronics3
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
FMS 2110Basic Robotics and Mechatronics3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
FMS 2130 Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics3
AMT 2050Robot Maintenance3
AMT 2970   Troubleshooting Capstone3
Total Hours32

Operations Excellence

The completion of this coursework prepares students toward the Six Sigma Black Belt.

OET 1100Operations Management3
OET 1110Introduction to Operations Excellence3
OET 1120Tools of Operations Excellence 14
OET 2015Statistics for SPC 13
OET 2021Advanced Tools of Operations Excellence 13
OET 2120Quality Management Systems3
OET 2210Logistics and Supply Chain3
OET 2510Lean Systems3
OET 2970Cost Analysis and Estimating4
OET 2980OET Capstone3
Total Hours32

Portfolio Course

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Completion of this coursework prepares students toward the Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Process Operations Certificate

The WCOMC also offers a Process Operations Intermediate Pathway certificate through Rhodes State College and Apollo Career Center. The Apollo Chemical Operator program, a 12-week, 184-hour class, is a prerequisite before taking the FMS 2460 Process Tech Instrumentation and FMS 2470 Process Technology Equipment classes at Rhodes State College, unless the student has a minimum of one year professional experience in process operations. Persons may take the other courses in this certificate at Rhodes State College before completing the Apollo program. Apollo’s process operator class is offered on-demand in response to local industry. This certificate may be applied toward an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree in process operations.

CHM 1110Introductory General Chemistry4
ENV 1000 Introduction to EHS Technology3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
FMS 2460Process Tech Instrumentation 13
FMS 2470Process Technology Equipment 13
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
OET 1100Operations Management3
Total Hours23

Portfolio Course

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Apollo Chemical Operator Class is a pre-requisite unless student has minimum one year professional experience in process operations. The Apollo class is a 184-hour evening class offered on-demand by local industry.